Former MLB player, Pete Rose, believes that Yankees New Yorkers need real hitters and not safe players in the majors, starting with Joey Gallo.
Pete Rose doesn’t think too much about Joey Gallo. The Major League Baseball king of hit recently expressed his feelings about the New York Yankees outfielder’s all-or-nothing approach following the Bronx Bombers’ recent playoff outing against the Boston Red Sox.
“That was the worst (expletive) lineup they could have put on the field,” Rose told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, according to NESN. “His six, seven, eight, nine hitters were all out-men. They had to get (Aaron) Judge and (Giancarlo) Stanton to do something. If they didn’t, all the pressure was on Joey Gallo. You saw how that worked. “
Rose added de Gallo: “How come someone who doesn’t play every day strikes out 213 times? Ray Charles wouldn’t strike out that much. I can’t imagine striking out 213 times without killing myself. “
New York opened Brett Gardner, Gio Urshela, Kyle Higashioka and Andrew Velázquez as its six-to-nine hitters against Boston in the AL wild card game. The quartet was a combined 1 of 9 in the contest.
As for Gallo, his 213 strikeouts came in an everyday role, with the two-time All-Star appearing in 153 games this season for the Yankees and Texas Rangers.
However, 88 of those strikeouts came in just 58 games with New York, leading to a strikeout rate of 38.6%, the second-highest mark in the majors from July 29 to October 3.